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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Review: Wolverine’s Chopper Showdown #6866

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With LEGO having the Marvel license, they wanted to make it very clear they had more than just the Avengers license. Just like how the first wave of the DC Super Heroes featured all Batman and one Superman set, the first Marvel wave reminds us that LEGO has the whole universe. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 12th, 2012 at 12:00 am

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Review: Loki’s Cosmic Cube Escape #6867

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Next in the Avengers LEGO lineup includes the big bad and two heroes. I think the reason I like this so much is when you combine it with Captain America’s Avenging Cycle set, you end up with an evenly balanced battle!

Seize the stolen cosmic cube from Loki! Loki is escaping from S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters with the powerful cosmic cube. If he succeeds, he could use it to wreak havoc on the world! Can Iron Man take to the skies in his amazing armored suit and chase down the speeding off-roader or will Loki escape with the cosmic cube? Read the rest of this entry »

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April 11th, 2012 at 12:00 am

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Review: Captain America’s Avenging Cycle #6865

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The Avengers LEGO sets have finally arrived! It has been a few years since LEGO last held a Marvel license, but now that they have it again, they’re wasting no time. And now I have a Batman, Harry Potter, Captain America and Jack Sparrow all in the same compatible scale!

Win the battle against the general and the foot soldier with Captain America! While riding his Avenging Cycle, Captain America spots the general on his craft. Help Captain America use his indestructible shield to defeat the general and his foot soldier! Win the battle and send them back to where they came from. The fate of the world lies in your hands. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 10th, 2012 at 12:00 am

LEGO DC Super Heroes Review: The Dynamic Duo Funhouse Escape #6857

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The Joker has to be some kind of real estate genius. How else does he constantly end up in abandoned theme parks? Does he just buy them up or is he always squatting? More importantly, why does Gotham have so many abandoned theme parks?

If you are only going to get one LEGO DC Super Heroes set, this is the one to get. If you’re only going to get two, get this one and the Superman set. This is a set with three villains, two heroes, a vehicle and a massive build jammed packed with traps for the Dark Knight.

The Riddler, the Joker and his sidekick Harley Quinn are holding Robin hostage at their evil funhouse! As our hero Batman jumps off his cool Batcycle, can he avoid the trap door, big hammer and moving floor and rescue his crime-fighting partner? Read the rest of this entry »

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January 16th, 2012 at 12:00 am

LEGO DC Super Heros Review: Batwing Battle Over Gotham City #6863

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LEGO seems to have realized just how powerful nostalgia is as a buying force. With the success of their Star Wars line, it doesn’t really surprise me that LEGO released a Batman set based on the 1989 film but it really works.

Hanging on a ladder below his helicopter, The Joker prepares to bomb the citizens of Gotham City with toxic laughing gas. Swoop Batman down in his ultra-fast batwing to save the day! Can the Caped Crusader use the flick missiles to send The Joker spinning off into the sunset? Or is all of Gotham City in peril? Read the rest of this entry »

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January 12th, 2012 at 12:00 am

LEGO DC Super Heroes Review: Superman vs. Power Armor Lex #6862

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The announcement of LEGO Batman wasn’t nearly as groundbreaking as the notion that LEGO gets access to the full DC Universe. But LEGO is playing it safe with the first wave of LEGO DC Super Heroes and packaged three iconic characters together – Superman, Wonder Woman and Lex Luthor!

Superman’s arch enemy Lex Luthor has built a kryptonite-powered robot and has captured Wonder Woman. Can Superman dodge the strength-sapping power of Luthor’s kryptonite gun and make light work of his evil nemesis! Read the rest of this entry »

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January 5th, 2012 at 12:00 am

LEGO DC Super Heroes Review: Catwoman Catcycle City Chase #6858

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After a three-year hiatus, LEGO has returned full force with a new Super Hero line. Between licensing deals with both Marvel and DC, it’s a very exciting time to be a fan of comics and LEGO. It’s rather surprising just how thorough the original LEGO Batman line was, so a few of the sets feel a bit like rehashes from years ago – but that isn’t a bad thing.

On the back streets of Gotham City, Batman is trying to stop Catwoman from escaping on her speedy motorbike with a large diamond. Help him to topple the traffic light and cut off her getaway with his fast flying batarang!

The cheapest of the sets in this series comes in at $12.99 – a price that feels a touch too high for me. But licensed LEGO sets always run with a premium of 20% or so, but this really feels like a $10 set to me. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 3rd, 2012 at 12:00 am